Homer resident, Mrs. Sandra Lauretta Jensen, 71, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at her home in Homer.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Jensen was born Jan. 26, 1942 in Minneapolis, Minn. She graduated high school in Minnesota and in1984, she moved to Alaska, living in Fairbanks, Nome and finally Homer. Before she moved to Alaska, she worked as a bartender in Ideal Corners Minnesota for about five years. Sandra loved to garden, collect antique tools and reading history about Alaska.
The family wrote, “Sandy had wonderful stories to share and a lot of charisma. She enjoyed beach combing and the great outdoors. Sandy was a generous loving mother and friend. She was an awesome cook and will be dearly missed by friends and family in Minnesota, Fairbanks, Nome and Homer.”
Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, Belmont and Lauretta Oddson and siblings, Malcolm and Terry.
She is survived by her daughters, Michele Jensen of Pequot Lakes, MN and Denise L. Reed of Fairbanks, AK; granddaughter, Amber Lea Nelson of Fairbanks; great grandkids, Alanna, Kresslynne and Tavis all of Fairbanks; sister, Mary Jane Johnson/Olsen and brother, Jeff Oddson both of Ideal Corners, MN.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit her obituary and online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.
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